Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Friendly Card

For Christmas my sister-in-law had given me the cartridge A Child's Year. I hadn't really seen this cart and have been very pleased with it. Today I decided to try a new challenge from The Pink Elephant #47.

This sketch had me rummaging around my scraps trying to come up with an idea. At first I found the flowered paper. I really like the colors and wanted to use it. I put all of the papers together and still could not find the right stamp image I wanted to use.

I started browsing my cricut carts and found the perfect image for this card in ACY. It reminds me of the little girl on the salt container :) I thought of a friend of mine and knew this would be just right for her.

Thanks for visiting. Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Note for You

Tonight I decided to check out the challenge on 2S4Y. Laura has provided a great sketch 42.

I decided to go with a black and white theme. I crumpled up some tissue paper and adhered it to white card stock. I used a Fiskars border punch on black cardstock and tied some ribbon from my stash. I used my cuttlebug to cut out the note and stamped the sentiment.
Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!

Fish Hatchery Layouts

Although I would like to be one that is completely caught up on scrapbooking my favorite photos I have resigned myself to being behind - always. I sort of like it. In creating these pages from April 2007 I was able to revisit a fabulous outing that I took with my family, a friend and her two children.

We started at the playground where the children (ages 16 months to 2 years) loved the slide. Fisher was all about climbing up the steps. You can even get a glimpse of Dad taking Fisher down the slide. We followed this sliding adventure with a visit to the fish hatchery. There the children got to feed the fish. They squealed with delight every time they threw the food in because the fish would just splash the water in a feeding frenzy.

So the first layout is of the slide. I used the Locker Talk cartridge to cut out the slide and Plantin Schoolbook to cut out the lettering. (Thanks to my DH for the cricut jukeboxes for Christmas. I can now cut from different carts without turning the machine off.) I used a journaling block I received in a swap. I feel it needs a little more but I am not sure what. So for now the 2 page layout is complete.

For the second layout I used A Child's Year cart to cut out the fish. I had taken pictures of the different fishing signs at the hatchery and used those as embellishments. I am pleased with this layout. I particularly like the picture of Fisher standing by himself. He has grown so much it is hard to remember him that small. That is why I love scrapbooking and pictures. The memories are priceless. Anyway, here is the 2 page layout.
Thanks for taking a look. Have a blessed day!

Christmas Card

It has been a while since I posted anything new. Actually it has been months. The new teaching position, graduate school, and every day life take priority so I have had little time to take a retreat. I did find time to make Christmas cards and I wanted to share them with all of you.

I treated myself to three new seasonal Cricut cartridges. My favorite is When Its Cold Outside which has fabulous snowflakes. I chose the nativity snowflake for my cards. I wanted to keep it simple. I did emboss the background with my cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I did a few with the snowflake folder. I preferred the snowflakes but I didn't take a picture of those before I mailed them off. I added a touch of silver glitter on the star and wrapped some blue ribbon from my stash.
I do hope you had a very Merry Christmas and may the Lord bless you and your family throughout the New Year!